Bronze is a metal alloy that normally consists primarily of copper and around 12% tin. Other metals and non-metals are often added to further enhance the properties of bronze. These can include aluminium, manganese, nickel, zinc, arsenic, phosphorus and silicon. Bronze alloys are often harder than copper alone and may have other desirable properties, such as stiffness, ductility, or machinability.
Phosphor bronze is a popular alloys comprising of copper, tin and a small amounts of phosphorus. Tin increases the corrosion resistance and strength of the copper whilst phosphorus increases wear resistance and stiffness. Phosphor bronze alloys are notable for their toughness, strength, low frictional coefficient and fine grain.
We supply bronze alloy in a range of formats including bar, sheets and rod, in a number of different grades. If you’re not sure what sort of bronze you need, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’ll help you find the material you need and get it delivered to you the very next day.